Eating the Fantastic

Scott Edelman’s podcast Eating the Fantastic has a simple premise: he talks to his guests over a restaurant meal. This past weekend, Lynne Hansen and I recorded an episode with Scott at the Carnegie Deli in Las Vegas.

Like a total wuss, I got the half-sized sandwich, which was still more sandwich than a human being needs to consume in one sitting.

You can listen (for free, of course!) by checking out the following link:

Check out Eating the Fantastic Episode 8 with guests Lynne Hansen and Jeff Strand



The hardcover limited edition of my new novel Blister is now up for pre-order from Sinister Grin Press.


They call her Blister. She’s a hideously disfigured twenty-three year old woman, living in a shed next to her father’s house, hidden away from the world.

Jason Tray is a successful cartoonist, banished to his agent’s lakeside cabin for a few days of mandatory rest and relaxation. One night, while hanging out with a couple of the locals at a dive bar, he takes them up on their offer to go “see Blister,” having no idea what they’re talking about.

He peeks through the window at the most nightmarish thing he’s ever seen.

In the morning, he wakes up, hung over and regretful. He’s better than this. He needs to…apologize?

From the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Pressure and Dweller comes a tale of fiendish secrets, ghastly crimes, and human monsters.

The pre-order period for Blister ends on June 15th. The number of copies ordered during those 30 days (yeah, I’m late posting this, but I was at StokerCon!) will determine the print run. Hardcovers are scheduled to ship in September.

The Kindle edition will be available shortly after the hardcover pre-order period ends.

Order the hardcover HERE.


Star In Your Own Story!

Time is running out to bid on an auction to be the star of your own story!

I’ll write you as the star of a flash fiction (1000-1500 words) story. Your friends, family, and pets can be in it, too. Before I start, we’ll exchange a couple of e-mails to figure out what tone you’d prefer, though this is unlikely to be a story with high literary merit. The assumption is that this story will be pretty ridiculous…but, hey, you’re the boss! You will receive a signed printout of the completed piece, and get all rights to do with the story as you wish. It’s yours! Story will be delivered no more than three weeks after the auction ends.

Proceeds benefit the Wordier Than Thou bookstore.

Bidding ends at 12:00 PM on May 20th.

Click HERE for the details.


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